Business and Finance Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm (584 views)
New York Times: The purchase of "Ibn Salman" house and painting and Yacht worth one billion and 300 million dollars
Follow-up / Sky Press:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bought a palace in Farah for $ 300 million, the New York Times reported on Saturday, adding that the palace has joined astronomical sums he has been spending since his father came to power in Saudi Arabia three years ago. .
The new surprise comes shortly after the New York Times revealed that the 32-year-old Saudi prince paid $ 450 million to buy a painting of Christian symbols, the largest amount ever paid in human history for a painting. He also revealed earlier that the latter bought a Farah yacht when he visited France for $ 550 million, a yacht that is perhaps the most expensive in the world or one of the most expensive and luxurious yachts in the universe.
According to the New York Times, the son of Salman bought the palace two years ago in the French city of Versailles for $ 300 million. No one knew at the time who the buyer was, but the deal drew attention to the fact that The house is probably one of the most expensive and luxurious homes in the world.
The magazine then published pictures of the house sold for this amount and said it was "the most expensive in the world," while press reports said the house contained a fountain made of pure gold and a 57-hectare garden, but all the media Then could not, in 2015, identify the buyer of the property to finally find out that he was the corrupt Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as confirmed by "The New York Times."
According to the newspaper, by unveiling the house, Ibn Salman spent $ 1.3 billion to buy only three things: the Leonardo da Vinci painting for $ 450 million, the Yacht cruise for $ 550 million, and the Versailles home for $ 300 million.
While the prince has spent $ 300 billion on these personal welfare, he has imposed austerity on the entire country, launched a massive crackdown on purging Saudi Arabia of corruption, and forced princes, businessmen and wealthy people to give up their money on the grounds that they received Illegal means.
"He is trying to build a different image for himself that he has achieved a number of successes, that he is different, that he is a reformer, or at least a social reformer, He wants to show that he is not corrupt. "